5 Best Gun Belts for Concealed Carry & Range [2018]

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Looking for the perfect gun belt for concealed carry?

One that’s sturdy to hold a loaded handgun PLUS mags…but isn’t so tactical that it gives you away?

Best CCW Gun Belts, Thickness
Best CCW Gun Belts, Thickness (Top to Bottom: Relentless Tactical, CrossBreed, CrossBreed, Daltech)

We’ve got you covered with three of the top brands out there.  We’ve worn them for CCW, at the range, and during competitions.

Now let’s get started!

Best CCW Gun Belts
Best CCW Gun Belts (L to R, Daltech, CrossBreed, CrossBreed, Relentless Tactical)

Best Gun Belts

1. Daltech Bull Belt

The Daltech Bull Belt was the thickest of all (by my guess of 50%) and I have no doubt will stand up to years of use and abuse.  Price is fair too.

CCW Gun Belt Thickness
CCW Gun Belt Thickness (L to R, Daltech, CrossBreed, CrossBreed, Relentless Tactical)

If you’re looking for the toughest belt out there to carry A LOT of gear or if you’re really ROUGH on your kit…go for the Bull Belt.

The leather is nice and stitching is also very strong looking.  No one will be able to tell it’s a gun belt.  The sizing is also easy to figure out…add 2″ to your normal belt size.

Heavy Duty Gun Belt
Daltech Bull Belt

Daltech Bull Belt

Prices accurate at time of writing

But keep in mind that because it was so thick it sort of felt like I had a small hula hoop around me when I walked.  The feeling went away as I got used to it.

So maybe it’s not the best pick if you’re simply carrying CCW and a mag.  But if you’re looking at a 3-Gun competition where your belt has to hold a loaded pistol, rifle mags, pistol mags, AND shotgun shells…you can’t go wrong.

2. Crossbreed Holsters Belt

I really like Crossbreed Holsters (see my Best Concealed Carry Holsters) so I wanted to check out their belts as well.

I ended up getting two of their models, the Executive with a standard buckle.

Crossbreed Executive

Crossbreed Executive

Prices accurate at time of writing

And the Crossover.

Crossbreed Crossover

Crossbreed Crossover

Prices accurate at time of writing

Again, the leather was great and so was the stitching.  I’m sure with their leather-backed holsters they’ve got that part down.

It’s less thick than the Daltech so it didn’t feel like I was wearing something super sturdy around my waist.  I went with 2″ above my normal pants size.

Pricing is steeper, especially for the Crossover…but you’re paying for a more polished look.  I especially like the small CB logo on the Executive.

Executive Belt Logo
Executive Belt Logo

But…for the first few days I wore either…it CREAKED like no other.  It settled down after about a week and I get the feeling I could have put some leather oil on it to help.  But I felt like a rusty tinman for a while.

If a sleek look isn’t a priority…their slightly more affordable Classic belt might be for you.

Crossbreed Classic

Crossbreed Classic

Prices accurate at time of writing

3. Relentless Tactical

One of my first “stealth” looking gun belts I got to test out CCW holsters.  I chose the Relentless Tactical Belt since it has impeccable ratings on Amazon.  At the time of writing it has 2800+ reviews at an average of 5 stars.

Best CCW Belt
Relentless Tactical Belt

Relentless Tactical Belt

It’s almost indistinguishable from a normal belt except that it’s much sturdier and could hold a loaded handgun and two mags on the side with ease.

Its the thinnest of the bunch so it fits the bill for something more comfortable for people who are CCW-ing.  I got one 4″ above my normal waist-size.  The drop-down ordering tool helps you out immensely.

Best CCW Gun Belts, Thickness
Best CCW Gun Belts, Thickness (Top to Bottom: Relentless Tactical, CrossBreed, CrossBreed, Daltech)

The Relentless Belt is what I would recommend for a no-frills concealed carry belt that can do some double-duty at the range or competitions.

Still going strong 2+ years…

Readers' Ratings

5/5 (128)

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4. Blue Alpha Gear

They’ve kept coming up and a couple of our contributors swear by them.

Blue Alpha Gear 1.5" Hybrid Cobra

Blue Alpha Gear 1.5" Hybrid Cobra

Prices accurate at time of writing

If you don’t want to go leather and want the super simple and effective COBRA buckle…

Conclusion

There you have it…our roundup of some sweet concealed carry belts.

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Which one did you choose?  Or do you have another candidate for the best-concealed carry belt?  And if you don’t have a go-to holster yet…check out our Best Holsters for Concealed Carry.

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Hank’s belts are the best! You really need to include them in your next review.

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David K.

I have had several makes of gun belts over the years, but in the last 3 years I have started to buy Hanks Belts and I am very happy with the quality and customer service. They really take care of their customers, even when I purchased an incorrect size they exchanged the belt at no charge after owning the belt for over a month and using it…. Hanks thinks customer first. I got on their mailing list and get emails on specials when they have them.

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Great to hear about Hanks! They’ve always come highly recommended.

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Connor H

Do you guys have any experience with Kore gun belts? They look interesting, with a ratcheting buckle system rather than traditional holes.

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I use a ratcheting buckle belt as my dress belt and absolutely love it, but I never knew that there was someone using that system for a gun belt. Thanks for letting us know! I think I’ll pick one up and test it out.

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Just got my belt in the mail this evening. Granted I haven’t tested it much, but I love the look and feel. Seems like a solid belt. Taking the weight of my 1911A1 GI with ease.

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Connor H

Well great, if it’ll hold up a 1911 it’ll hold up just about anything! My waist size tends to fluctuate a bit, so I love the idea of a belt with more adjustability than just 1 inch holes. Please let me know how that one does for you. Also, I like the “normal dress belt” look, as some of the gun belts out there really scream “this guy frequently carries something heavy at his waist”.

They seem like a well-liked company from their reviews, and their belts are going in and out of stock all the time.

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Frank H

The first belt i bought was the Daltec Bull belt, What i didnt like was the thickness and only worked with jeans and was not compatible with any dress pants. My favorite belt is the the Mag Pul Empresario. It has the reinforcement, rigidity without being excessively thick.

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I’ve purchased 3 different Klik Belts and I’ll never wear anything else.